Occupational Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the OTA Guide, the complete occupational therapy assistant resource. Here you will find all the info you need to complete your occupational therapy education and get licensed as an OTA in your state. Get started with our free state by state OTA resources on: OTA Schools, OTA Licensing,OTA salary data.
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OTA in Maryland

OTA Licensing in MarylandRecent census data from the BLS shows approximately 2,350 licensed OTAs in Maryland. Also, the field is expected to grow 33% through 2020. All OTA licensing in Maryland is regulated by the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Maryland.

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OTA License Requirement
Required in Maryland?
Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcriptsYes
Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & name of supervisorYes
Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professorYes
Pass the National Board of Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) COTA ExamYes, $555 in person/$515 online
Provide letter of verification from NBCOTYes
Pass criminal background checkYes
Complete Maryland OTA License Application & Pay FeeYes, $200
Complete continuing education credits every two yearsYes, 12 CPE credit hours

Maryland OTA License Application

Download-OTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Maryland, see the board’s Application form. To download the form, right click the icon to the right and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF file.

Maryland OTA Board Contact Info

Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Spring Grove Hospital Center
55 Wade Avenue Bland Bryant Building, 4th floor
Baltimore, MD 21228
Phone Number
(410) 402-8560

Why Be an OTA in Maryland?

There are 2 accredited OTA programs in Maryland for students to consider. Jobs are in demand and salaries are above the US average in Maryland. Learn more about an OTA career in Maryland on these pages:

More OTA Info for Maryland:

1) Click on any schools below to learn more about their programs
2) Under “Program of Interest” choose “Occupational Therapy Assistant” or another degree of interest